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First Steps 

Learning Abroad will provide you with one of the most exciting, challenging and rewarding experiences or your academic career! We are here to help you choose a program and make the most out of it! You are welcome to send us an e-mail at learningabroad@utah.edu or come into our office in Union room 159 Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (except for holidays).

Here is our advice on how to get started:

1. Start a Program Search

  • Use criteria to search for the program that's the best fit for you
  • Search by location, term, program type, language of instruction, field of study (major), and more!

Search for Programs

2.  Complete Learning Abroad 101

  • This is a one-time information session that can be completed in person or on-line. All students must complete this 45-60 minute session in person or online before meeting with a coordinator or submitting an application. Our office will check off this requirement on your application within 5 business days.
  • All Learning Abroad 101 information can be made available in an alternative format with prior notification to the Center for Disability Services. The Center for Disability Services will work with you and Learning Abroad to make arrangements for accommodations.

Learning Abroad 101 In-Person 

Join a Learning Abroad Peer Advisor at an in-person session.

  • Questions are welcome! All of our presenters have learned abroad themselves and are happy to help!
  • Please arrive on time at the designated location (varies each week) and stay for the entire duration of the session.
  •  All session dates, times, and locations are found on our Calendar.

 FIND AN IN-PERSON SESSION ON OUR CALENDAR

Learning Abroad 101 Online 

If you are unable to attend our in-person session, register for online Learning Abroad 101 by emailing us your:

  • First and last name
  • UNID
  • Request to be added to Learning Abroad 101

Log in to complete Learning Abroad 101 when you receive an e-mail invitation from Canvas indicating “Now Open."

 Request to complete Learning Abroad 101 Online

3. Identify your Goals

Maybe you want to use your time abroad to hone your language skills, conduct research that will prepare you for graduate school, focus on developing career skills, or engage with the local community. Identifying what you want to get out of your program is a critical step to the application process. Once you've completed Learning Abroad 101, feel free to meet with your Learning Abroad Coordinator if you're having trouble with this. 

Request an Appointment   

4. Determine Academic Needs

If you want your Learning Abroad Program to be incorporated into your academic plan, you will want to discuss this with your Academic Advisor(s) early on so that they can help you identify what requirements you need to fulfill before graduation. 

Find your Academic advisor  University of Utah Academic Advising

5. Begin your Application 

After you have found your perfect program you are ready to start an online application! 

Learn More About the Application Process

 Application Deadlines:

  Term you plan to Learn Abroad

  Available Program Type

  Deadline

  Fall/Fall Break/Academic Year

  Exchange   March 1
  Affiliate & Faculty-led   June 1
  Spring/Spring Break/Academic Year    Exchange   September 15 
  Affiliate & Faculty-led   November 1
  Winter Break   Faculty-led   October 1
  Summer    Faculty-Led   February 15
  Affiliate   April 1

 

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Last Updated: 10/16/18